Ad hoc teachers’ agitation postponed to September 24
KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 7: The All Nagaland Ad hoc Teachers Group (ANATG) 2015 Batch, while accepting the request of the School Education Department, decided to postpone its agitation, which was scheduled to start tomorrow, to September 24.
ANATG-2015 Batch has been demanding regularisation of service of 1166 ad hoc teachers.
In a release, ANATG-2015 batch President Rüguotsolie and General Secretary Kewasing Khing said that the ultimatum served by them to the Department and Government with the timeframe of 30 days expired on August 21 with no response from the Government.
The ANATG was very much dismayed with the Government for the lack of interest and concern towards aggrieved matters of the ANATG which has stagnated since 2015, they said.
Stating that with the expiry of the ultimatum, the ANATG in consonance with the procedures to be undertaken was determined to agitate and register their protest, they however said that with the proposed date of agitation coincided with the official State visit of the Union Finance Minister for 3 days from August 22.
The teachers being Government employees and with no intentions to tarnish the image of the State while also having total hope and good faith in the Government, the 1166 teacher members of ANATG maintained utmost respect and composure, they said.
They said that the ANATG-2015 batch throughout the waiting period visited the concerned Department and offices but to no positive outcomes, as such, and having ran out of patience convened a meeting with all the stakeholders and organizations on September 2 where it was unanimously decided to start the agitation from September 8.
All the 1166 members had approved and consented to gather at Kohima by tomorrow, they said.
They also said that amidst the preparation, the Principal Director of School Education made a telephonic contact with the central team of the ANATG and also an official letter dated Kohima September 5 requested for postponing the proposed agitation for another 20 days.
The ANATG accepted the request of the Principal Director after thorough consultation and deliberation amongst themselves and the different stakeholders involved and unanimously decided to postpone the agitation.
In addition to the compliance, the ANATG also made it very clear that the deferment of protest/agitation is for a period of 20 days at the maximum, expiring on September 24, they said.
Seeking the positive response from the Department before September 24, they cautioned that on expiry of the given period without any positive response, ANATG would retort by agitating to the end.
With all the preparations made for the protest/agitation by the ANATG Central Team, they asked the district units, and every member of the ANATG 2015 Batch to be present in Kohima on September 24.
(Page News Service)